FreedomPop, a freemium data-only Sprint MVMO that's been in business since 2012, is running a new promotion. For a limited time, if you can bring your own phone to FreedomPop you can get unlimited (VOIP) talk and text and 1 GB of data per month for free. That's double the data that FreedomPop's regular free plan includes. The normal free plan also only 200 minutes and 500 texts although those are of dubious value when Hangouts gives you unlimited VOIP talk and text for free.
FreedomPop is waiving its normal $19.99 BYOP activation fee during this promo. Instead they are charging a $20 initial top up. The top up can be used to pay for more data at 2¢/MB to cover data overages or to purchase a long list of extra cost services like Visual voicemail ($2.99/month), Hotspot ($3.99/month) and various international calling plans. When the plan's balance, drops below $2, FreedomPop with automatically top up your account by $15. This is similar to many of fellow Sprint freemium MVNO RingPlus' recent free plan promotions which include mandatory top ups of $15 or $20. FreedomPop seems to be copying RingPlus' strategy of charging money up front for free plans and using mandatory top ups to generate recurring revenue from customers who exceed their free talk, text or data allowances.
You can sign up for the unlimited talk and text, one GB promotional plan at freedompop.com/byodpromo3. If you are a current FreedomPop customer and that link redirects you to your FreedomPop dashboard, log out of the dashboard and try again. Current customers also need to use a different email email address each time they sign up for a new account as FreedomPop only allows one phone per email address. For more information see this discussion about this new plan on FreedomPop's Forum.